Knockanure Notes – 8th June, 2008

COMMUNITY CENTRE: Active Retirement Day in Knockanure was due to take place on Monday the 9th June 2008, please ring the office on 068 49799 between the hours of 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m, Monday to Friday for more information.
Anybody wishing to book the Centre for Any Occasion (Christenings Birthdays Funerals etc) Please contact the office at 068 49799 or Mobile No 086 8392787.
DEAF and hard of hearing information is available from 064 20052.
ST PIO Prayer Group will hold their monthly meeting in Listowel Church on Thursday June 19th starting at 7.15pm, all are welcome.
Medjugorje Prayer Group held their meeting at St Patrick’s Hall on Monday June 9th at 8.10pm.
CLOTHES Collection will be made at the Bridge Road Car Park in Listowel on Wednesday June 11th from 9am to 12pm.
EVENTS: Moyvane ICA. Will hold their A.G.M at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Wednesday June 11th at 8pm; Traditional Irish musick and dance will be presented at the Mighty Dollar in Listowel on Thursday June 12th from 9.30pm,proceeds in aid of Feile Los Tuathail Festival; Opening of the Central Ballroom 40 years ago will be marked with a Social Evening in the Ballroom on Friday June 13th , dancing starts at 10pm; Father’s Day June 15th; Lecture on Bats will be given by Dr Tina Aughney at the Glorach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on Thursday June 12th at 8pm, it will be followed by a bat watch; Local Castles and the Lartigue museum are now open to the public; Afternoon of Prayer will begin at Scartaglen Church on Sunday June 15th at 2.45pm; Car Boot Sale in Newcastlewest on Sunday June 15th at the Community Centre, proceeds in aid of West Limerick Radio; June 15th is Irish AIDS Day; Castleisland Races runs from June 21st to the 22nd; Kerry Parents and Friends walk from Ballybunion is on June 22nd, details from 068 21883; Kerry Fleadh Cheoil will be held in Killarney from 20th to 22nd of June; Garden Festival in Tralee runs from 20th to 22nd of June; Royal Ascot begins June 17th; US Open begins on June 12th; Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing will be held at Relihan’s Inch on June 29th; Kilflynn Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Alzheimer’s Society takes place on Sunday June 22nd; Clounmacon Annual outing is on Friday June 27th, details from 068 21773; Athea Motor Cycle Racing Club are holding their event on June 28th and 29th; Motor Cycle enthusiasts are fundraising for St Luke’s Hospital in Tralee on June 28th; Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna runs from 27th to 29th of June; Walk in aid of Nano Nagle Summer Camp begins at the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday June 29th starting at 6.30pm, sponsorship cards are available from Moyvane ICA;
Ceili will be held in Tournafulla on Friday June 20th starting at 10pm; Teagasc Bio energy exhibition will be part of their Farmfest Days which will be held at Mellows Athenry Centre from 19th to 20th June, more information from 023 63393 of E [email protected] ; Vatican will beatify Mother Josepha Hendrina Stenmans on June 29th `08, she was born in 1852, became a postulant 1889, she died in 1903; President Bush will visit the Vatican on Friday June 13th `08, it will be his third meeting with the Pope this year; Knock Summer Youth Festival runs from July 24th to 27th, details from 094 9388 100;
PILGRIMAGE retracing the early footsteps of St Paul takes place from May 24th to June 2nd 2009, Bishop Murphy will lead the walk from Antioch to Attaleia.
FIELD Outing by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society takes place in the Parish on Saturday evening June 21st at 7.30pm, Gabriel Fitzmaurice will lead the outing.
OSTOMY Support Group will meet at St John’s Parish Centre Tralee on Wednesday June 11th at 8pm, details from 066 7124521.
GROW contact number is 087 2389461, Aware number is 066 7128010
CIGARETTE smoking protects against the development of adult celiac disease according to Scot Adams published in 2004.
FOOD: A Seminary in Central Nigeria is rationing food because of the high prices and may have to close. One advantage of high food prices is that it will encourage people to produce more food and also give employment.
CARBON Footprint of farmers is increasing because of the nitrates regulations, this year it is estimated that 25,000 farmers will be in farm building works.
VOLUNTEERS are badly needed to help in various community works, adults who stand idly by and turn a blind eye are far worse than the supposed adolescent vandals whom they constantly complain about.
ST JOHN’S: Tuesday and Wednesday 17th and 18th of June, “Walking Away” a play about domestic abuse; Thursday 19th Agustin Maruri – Spanish Guitarist; Friday 20th Honor Heffernan, details from 068 22566.
TINTEAN: Tintean Players presentation of the Troubled Bachelors on Friday June 13th, is postponed due to a bereavement; July 6th Farmers Market from 11am to 1pm; July 11th Troubled Bachelors; July 20th Brendan Grace; July 25th Jon Kenny; July 31st The Wolfe Tones.
FEILE Cheoil will be held in Lixnaw on the 14th and 15th of June.
BALLAD: Sean McCarthy ballad competition closing date is Friday July 18th `08 , details from 087 904 9371, or E [email protected]
HOSPICE: Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day will take place on Friday & Saturday, June 13 & 14th.
Galway Home Services provides care in the home for the elderly and house cleaning facilities, details of their work is available at 090662 5988.
MULVIHILL clan gather at the Lanterns from June 27th to 29th.
LISBON Treaty is too complicated for the ordinary voter to handle it is time that some other method of approval be found in future for such a treaty. EU will never be able to compete with countries like Kenya where workers are glad to work for 2 to 3 euro a day, is this one of the reasons why EU development policies in third world countries are probably keeping them backward rather than developing them.
Voting on the Lisbon Treaty will be held at Knockanure School Thursday June 12th.Voting on Thursday prevents many casting their ballot.
BOOK: The Essential Gabriel Fitzmaurice, autographed copy is available at Holly’s Food store in Moyvane; Liam Lynch’s book Stranger to Darkness was reviewed in the May 22nd `08 edition of the Irish Catholic, Liam has many friends and relations in the locality.
CONGRATULATIONS to the local under 16 football team on their win in the North Kerry League recently.
BEST Wishes to Chulainn Lewis Lavery of Moyvane who was featured in an RTE documentary on Thursday night last.
WELL Done to Edward Twomey of Kilmorna who came second in the Munster Special Olympics walking competition.
THOUGHT: One of the truly bad effects of religion is that it teaches us that it is a virtue to be satisfied with not understanding, Richard Dawkins; We all have sadness in our history, there is no virtue in getting stuck in them, God is the present moment, in the now, Fr Andrews S.J.. 47 Jesuits died violently between 1973 and 2006. Moral courage is the essential quality for those who seek to change the world, Robert Kennedy 1925-68.
LOUGH Derg has been attracting pilgrims for at least ten centuries and on the June Bank Holiday this year a bus load of pilgrims from Kerry and West Limerick continued the long tradition. Over 20,000 people visit the Island every year, the fine church at Lough Derg can seat 1,200 and it was consecrated in 1931. Several people are recorded to have visited the Island 40 times for the three day pilgrimage. Mgr Tom Fallon brought a group from Birmingham to Lough Derg for 40 years. Among the locals remembered at the Shrine are Christy Lynch of Lacca Lisselton who died in 2004 aged 81 years, his daughter made 12 pilgrimages and still continues each year also Danny Enright of Tarbert died in 2004 aged 53 years. More information on
Pilgrim roads include St Columcille’s Way and St Patrick’s Way in Donegal, Tochar Padraig Co Mayo, The Pilgrims Way Co Offaly, St Declan’s Way Co Waterford and St Kevin’s Way Co Wicklow. Brendan Way runs from Fenit to Lerrig in Co. Kerry.
50th anniversary of the International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes was marked in May by the attendance of 1,400 Irish Pilgrims who were among a crowd of 25,000. Spending on arms trade is $1.000 billion.
KNOCK: Grandparents from all over Ireland will converge on Knock Shrine Co. Mayo on Sunday, September 14th for the second annual National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage. The purpose of the pilgrimage is to celebrate the pivotal role of grandparents in the transmission of the faith here in Ireland and it will also honour St. Joachim and St. Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. More details from the National Grandparents Pilgrimage, Horizon House, North Mall, Westport, Co Mayo. Tel. 098-50290, email [email protected] Over 5,000 people attended last year. Liam Lawton will be the guest singer with Mr David Quinn making the key note address.
ASTRONAUT Dan Tani is spending a month in this country, he came back to earth this February after spending six months in space, details of his visit at
RHODODENDRONS and Alder are now in flower, a pity some commercial use is not made of the rhododendrons flowers.
SHROUD of Turin will be on display in the Spring of 2010, the Pope told pilgrims recently in Rome.
ARTS Council Funding deadline for Annual Programming grants is 25th of June `08.
DEATH took place on Sunday June 1st `08 of David Flynn of Bunagara Listowel; he is survived by his wife Mary Breen, children Eva and Hailey, father Patsy, brothers Johnny, Pat and Aidan. David was predeceased by his mother Anne who died a few years ago. Following Requiem Mass in Duagh Church on Wednesday June 4th `08, David Flynn was laid to rest at John Paul Cemetery Listowel. David was born 36 years ago at Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna to Patsy Flynn and Anne Houlihan, Anne who was a native of Lisselton.
Death took place on Sunday June 1st `08 of Owen McGillicuddy of Listowel; Owen is survived by his parents Jackie and Mary, Brother Sean, Sister Sarah, grandmother Josephine O Sullivan, uncles and aunts. Following Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Church, Listowel on Wednesday June 4th Owen McGillicuddy was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard Listowel.
Death has taken place of Sr. Maureen Griffin a native of Beale Hill and of St Columban’s Convent Maheramore, Co Wicklow. Sr. Maureen was laid to rest on June 2nd `08; she is survived by her sisters Ciss King and Noreen Dinneen.
ADORATION: In Moyvane on Sundays 4 to 5pm, Wednesdays from 10am to 7pm, Knockanure 10am to 6pm on Tuesdays and Abbeyfeale Monday to Friday 6pm to 8pm.
Fr Ragheed Ganni who was killed in Iraq just a year ago, said in 2004 when I hold the Host, it is really he who is holding me and all of us challenging the terrorists and keeping us included in his boundless love
ANNIVERSARIES: P. J. Flavin, Mai Galvin, Bessie Nealon, Tom Moloney, Mary Margaret Dillon, Kitty O Donnell, Mary Murphy, Mass on Tuesday June 10th at 8pm for Brid Brouder, Mass on Wednesday at 9.15am for deceased members of the Galvin Family Glennalappa, Friday 13th Mass at 8pm for Jimmy Kennelly, Sunday 15th Months Mind Mass at 10am in Knockanure for Martha O Sullivan and the 11am Mass in Moyvane is for Hughie Fitzmaurice.
READERS: Michelle Corridan, Chloe Mulvihill, David Murphy, Noelle Nolan, Mary Flaherty and Siobhan Fitzgerald.